Joshi P, Thakur S, Finn C, Sadlier P

J. Heart Valve Dis. 2017 11;26(6):744-746

PMID: 30207130


The case described here is the first reported case of successful isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) via a right anterior thoracotomy (RAT) in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). The most common reported complication in patients with OI undergoing AVR or other cardiac surgery is bleeding and sternal complications. By using a RAT approach, it was possible to replace the aortic valve without major bleeding, transfusion, or sternal complications.